The husband-wife founders of Poketo, Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, have long been champions of the unique and well-designed. Their online store (along with four brick and mortar locations in LA) is stocked with their colorful and modern wares, as well as those by makers they admire. Now, with their new book Creative Spaces, they’re giving readers a peek into the homes and studios of 23 of their favorite creatives.
We have a soft spot for the bohemian homes of artists, ceramicists, and other creatives, so we’re especially excited to share images from their book—starting with the Japanese-inspired LA bungalow of architect Takashi Yanai. It’s small (just 1,500-square-feet) and minimalist; blurs the line between the indoors and out; and it elevates humble, natural materials. In short, it’s Zen perfection.
Let’s take a tour. (And be sure to come back next week for another house tour from the book.)
Photography by Ye Rin Mok, from Creative Spaces.
For more Japanese-inspired style, see:
- Shaker/Japanese Simplicity at Ace Hotel’s New Sister City on the Bowery
- Kitchen of the Week: A Custom Culinary Workspace by a Japanese Atelier
- Steal This Look: A Japanese Bathhouse in a London Mews